25 June 2004
Burrowing Owl. Little Night Owl. Columbian Owl. Short-eared Owl. (Plate CCCCXXXII)
Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia. Little Owl, Athene noctua. Northern Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidum gnoma. Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus.
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman dated 1838, some very minor surface soiling, otherwise in very fine condition.
Plate: 21 7/8 x 26 1/8 in. (560 x 662 mm)
Sheet: 26 5/8 x 39¾ in. (676 x 1011 mm)
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